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  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Carles Millan

Replies: 1130
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PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 19, 2022 08:44   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Congratulations, Tobi.
I bought that book three months ago but couldn't identify the specimen as yours. Actually a piece of museum size and quality.
And yes, it's an excellent book.
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Carles Millan

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Views: 1387268

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Jun 04, 2022 04:12   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Hello Tobi

I'm very glad you finally got one of your dreams. That German classic is an excellent specimen worthy of a museum. An unusual color for the species with very well defined cubes. Absolute ...
  Topic: Don Lum Collection
Carles Millan

Replies: 1886
Views: 1611608

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 23, 2022 03:17   Subject: Re: Don Lum Collection
Very nice color, Don!
  Topic: Collection of Michael Shaw
Carles Millan

Replies: 1800
Views: 1832706

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 05, 2022 08:42   Subject: Re: Collection of Michael Shaw
Very good barite. Perfect and transparent crystals, with that green color that gives them a touch of elegance.
  Topic: Collection of Carles Millan
Carles Millan

Replies: 921
Views: 1556071

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 02, 2022 03:24   Subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan
Dany and Tobi,

Thank you very much to both for posting your comments. I appreciate them a lot.
  Topic: Collection of Carles Millan
Carles Millan

Replies: 921
Views: 1556071

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 01, 2022 13:45   Subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan
Don and Enrique, many thanks for your kind comments.
  Topic: Collection of Carles Millan
Carles Millan

Replies: 921
Views: 1556071

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 01, 2022 09:37   Subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan
Outstanding quality. The Amazonite looks translucent. Congratulations.
Hi Sante

The crystals are not actually translucent, but I think they would be if they were much thinner.
Glad you like it. T ...
  Topic: Collection of Carles Millan
Carles Millan

Replies: 921
Views: 1556071

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: May 01, 2022 05:56   Subject: Collection of Carles Millan: Microcline from Colorado
Microcline - K(AlSi3O8), quartz - SiO2

Well balanced classic combination with lustrous microcline blue-green crystals aesthetically set among translucent smoky quartz crystals that add a nice color ...
  Topic: Collection of Carles Millan
Carles Millan

Replies: 921
Views: 1556071

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 16, 2022 06:06   Subject: Collection of Carles Millan: Celestine from Madagascar
Celestine - SrSO4

Just one among hundreds of thousands of celestine specimens from Madagascar (low price but high quality).

A typical group of pale blue lustrous transparent celestine crystals s ...
  Topic: Collection of Carles Millan
Carles Millan

Replies: 921
Views: 1556071

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 09, 2022 14:09   Subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan
Beautiful and special Celestine Carles
Hello!
I'm very glad that you like it. Thank you for your compliments.
  Topic: Collection of Carles Millan
Carles Millan

Replies: 921
Views: 1556071

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 07, 2022 15:18   Subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan: Celestine from Madagascar
It is a truly beautiful piece. In the periodic table of the chemical elements it lies between Gypsum and Barite. Did you see the piece before it was trimmed? We have a few large (+20 cm) geodes of Cel ...
  Topic: Collection of Carles Millan
Carles Millan

Replies: 921
Views: 1556071

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 07, 2022 03:12   Subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan
Michael, I bought it just for that particular habit. You are very lucky to have such a magnificent collection. Thanks for your kind comment.
  Topic: Collection of Carles Millan
Carles Millan

Replies: 921
Views: 1556071

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 05, 2022 13:10   Subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan
Tobi, you almost always write a full journalistic review of my posted specimens so I must be very grateful.

You are right, some mineral specimens, due to their abundance, are mostly undervalued. Br ...
  Topic: Collection of Carles Millan
Carles Millan

Replies: 921
Views: 1556071

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 05, 2022 13:08   Subject: Re: Collection of Carles Millan
Perfect and beautiful specimen, Carles, congratulations.
Don, I'm really content that you like it. You own many excellent (and expensive) specimens that most of us enjoy when posted.
  Topic: Collection of Carles Millan
Carles Millan

Replies: 921
Views: 1556071

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Apr 05, 2022 07:58   Subject: Collection of Carles Millan: Celestine from Madagascar
Celestine - SrSO4

Pale blue transparent crystals of celestine showing an uncommon habit for the species rarely found in this deposit. The crystals are elongated and tapered, with steep pyramidal fa ...
  Topic: Mineralogist curricula
Carles Millan

Replies: 5
Views: 854

PostForum: Off-Topic and Introductions   Posted: Mar 19, 2022 13:45   Subject: Re: Mineralogist curricula
I guess mineralogist is not a profession. It is more of a hobby. However, as you know there are many mineral dealers that make a living, but none of them need to have a university degree.
  Topic: is this pyrite?
Carles Millan

Replies: 13
Views: 1985

PostForum: What is it? - Where is it from?   Posted: Mar 13, 2022 11:06   Subject: Re: is this pyrite?
Hi sundown57

For your question to be resolved, you should provide more details.

Here you will find a guide: https://www.mineral-forum.com/message-board/viewtopic.php?t=1936

Thanks for your po ...
  Topic: Collection of Tobi
Carles Millan

Replies: 1130
Views: 1387268

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Mar 06, 2022 04:19   Subject: Re: Collection of Tobi
Tobi, I find it a very nice and aesthetic tourmaline. Well done!
  Topic: Collection of Miguel
Carles Millan

Replies: 249
Views: 314077

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Mar 01, 2022 11:45   Subject: Re: Collection of Miguel
Green Fluorapatite with Ferberite from Panasqueira.
Another nice specimen, showing good aesthetics in the relative position of both main crystals.
  Topic: Collection of Miguel
Carles Millan

Replies: 249
Views: 314077

PostForum: Collection photos and Collector's page   Posted: Feb 28, 2022 15:08   Subject: Re: Collection of Miguel
Lovely combo from Panasqueira!
 
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